ICE03 Invalid registry path

Article:HOWTO1636  |  Created: 2005-09-09  |  Updated: 2007-07-03  |  Article URL
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Received ICE03 Error "Invalid registry path."

Windows* 2000/XP/2003/Vista
Wise for Windows Installer
Wise Installation Express/Studio 7
Wise Package Studio

Invalid characters are in the KEY column or are in the wrong location.


From the Windows Installer SDK :

ICE03 validates the data types and foreign keys based on the _Validation table and the database tables in the .msi file.

This error can be caused by an invalid character, such as a backslash at the end of the value in the Root Column of the Registry Table. 

According to the SDK, the text should not begin or end with a backslash. To learn more about formatted data text, go to If the column contains any invalid text, you will need to remove it to correct the ICE03 error.

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